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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

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  • Servings:

    Serves 6 as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    15 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    480 minutes


Using low-fat Neufchatel in place of heavy cream lightens up this dish without skimping on flavor. You can find garam masala in the spice aisle. Serve with basmati rice or naan bread.
2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, trimmed and cut into 1" pieces
1 (28-oz.) can crushed tomatoes
1 Tbsp. garam masala
2 tsp. ground turmeric
Pinch cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper
1 onion, minced
1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 oz. Neufchatel cheese, cut into 1" pieces
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala


1. Combine chicken, tomatoes, garam masala, turmeric, cayenne, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, onion, ginger, and garlic in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
2. Ladle about 1 cup sauce from the slow cooker into a medium bowl, add Neufchatel, and whisk until smooth. Pour sauce back into slow cooker, add cilantro, and stir gently to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste before serving.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, January - February 2017


Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 6
Base Nutrients
Calories 270 kcal (13%)
Calories from Fat 72 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 8 g (12%)
Saturated Fat 4 g (17%)
Cholesterol 100 mg (33%)
Sodium 710 mg (29%)
Total Carbohydrates 14 g (4%)
Dietary Fiber 3 g (12%)
Protein 35 g (58%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a